What is Consumer input?

Consumer Input panel is a software program, designed to collect users’ browsing information in exchange of promise to provide gift cards or discount coupons and codes. Computer input panel behaves as an online survey browser applet, which offers users a reward for completed surveys. This behavior might seem pretty safe and from some point of view even useful, but in fact, Consumer input panel might violate users privacy tracking their online activities, or worsen users’ browsing experience displaying annoying advertisement banners. This is why Consumer Input panel is classified as an ads supported software and potentially unwanted program. On this page you will find complete guide on how to remove Consumer Input ads.

Consumer input ads

How Consumer input gets on your PC?

The Consumer input panel is usually being installed along with another software program downloaded from internet. That can be download-managers, audio or video converters, PDF creators. It happens when PUPs are included into the popular freeware or shareware programs in order to be installed along with primary program. When dealing with a freeware program there is always a way to avoid a potentially unwanted program installation, paying more attention to an End user licence agreement, and choosing “Custom installation” option, to be able to choose which components to install.

How to remove Consumer input from your computer?

To uninstall Consumer input remove it from Control Panel, then delete all files and regkeys.

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Or uninstall Consumer input manually.

Step 1: Remove Consumer input from Control Panel

Windows XP:

  1. Click Start.
  2. Control Panel.
  3. Then click Add or Remove Programs.
  4. Find Consumer input.
  5. Click Uninstall.

Learn more about uninstallation of programs in Windows XP.

Windows 7/Windows Vista:

  1. Click Start.
  2. Then Control Panel.
  3. Click Uninstall a Program.
  4. Find Consumer input and click Uninstall.

Learn more about uninstallation of programs in Windows 7.

Windows 8/Windows 8.1:

  1. Open the Menu.
  2. Click Search.
  3. After that click Apps.
  4. Then Control Panel.
  5. Then as in Windows 7, click Uninstall a Program under Programs.
  6. Find Consumer input, select it and click Uninstall.

Learn more about uninstallation of programs in Windows 8 (8.1).

Windows 10:

  1. Click on the Start button (or press the Windows key) to open the Start menu, click on the Settings at the top.
  2. Click on App & features on the left menu.
  3. On the right side, locate Consumer input and click it, then click on the Uninstall button.
  4. Click on Uninstall to confirm.

Learn more about uninstallation of programs in Windows 10

Note: If you can’t find required program, sort programs by date in Control panel and search for last installed programs.

After that remove Consumer input from your browser.

Step 2: Remove Consumer input from browsers

Google Chrome:

  1. Open Google Chrome
  2. Push Alt + F.
  3. Click Tools.
  4. Choose Extensions.
  5. Find Consumer input.
  6. Click the trash can icon to remove it.

Learn more about removing extensions from Chrome.

Mozilla Firefox:

  1. Open Firefox.
  2. Push Shift + Ctrl + A.
  3. Choose Consumer input.
  4. Click Disable or Remove button.

Learn more about removing extensions from Firefox.

Internet Explorer:

  1. Open IE.
  2. Push Alt + T.
  3. Click Manage Add-ons.
  4. Select Toolbars and Extensions.
  5. Click Disable Consumer input.
  6. Click More information link in the left-bottom corner.
  7. Click Remove button.
  8. If this button is grayed out – perform alternative steps.

Learn more about removing extensions from IE.

Step 3: Remove following files and folders of Consumer input:

Remove following registry entries:

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Remove following files:


Remove following folders

%PROGRAMFILES%\Consumer input\

Information provided by: Alexey Abalmasov

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